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What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

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How the presidential candidates view the Small Business Administration, the 59-year-old federal agency serving America's entrepreneurs.
September 24, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
The Sleeper Campaign Issue: Net Neutrality

The Sleeper Campaign Issue: Net Neutrality

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It's a battle between carriers and internet companies with important economic implications. And the presidential candidates see it very differently.
September 19, 2012 in Your Website
Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

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With the Presidential election nearing, we break down the candidates' stance on small-business contracting and how they plan to invest -- or not invest -- future federal dollars.
September 18, 2012 in Managing Cash Flow
The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

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Neither candidate has said much about what they would do to help small businesses get the funding they need to run their business.
September 17, 2012 in Financing
Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

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As paying for health care remains one of small-business owners' biggest burdens, we look at how the candidates would trim costs and tackle reform.
September 14, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Where They Stand on Taxes: Obama vs. Romney

Where They Stand on Taxes: Obama vs. Romney

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The Presidential candidates have been stumping for tax reform on the campaign trail, laying out two different approaches. Here's a comparison.
September 13, 2012 in Tax Center
How to Stump: Storytelling Tips from the Campaign Trail

How to Stump: Storytelling Tips from the Campaign Trail

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Entrepreneurs can learn a lot from Ann Romney, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama and even Clint Eastwood about what to do (or not do) when standing in the spotlight.
September 12, 2012 in Marketing
Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

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With the Presidential election just around the corner, we break down the candidates' stance on small business, jobs and the economy.
September 12, 2012 in Tax Center
Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers

Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers

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Obama, like Romney, also mentions Steve Jobs in speech -- but as example of what one can become, given the opportunity.
September 7, 2012 in Leadership
Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment

Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment

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The President says that everybody present when he made his now controversial comment understood what he meant.
September 6, 2012 in Leadership
Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention

Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention

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Small-business owners were front and center in Tampa, Fla., this week.
August 31, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate

Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate

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At the Republican National Convention, Sher Valenzuela stirs more controversy over the role of government in supporting small-business owners.
August 29, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Tech Entrepreneurs Urge Presidential Candidates to Consider Internet Freedom

Tech Entrepreneurs Urge Presidential Candidates to Consider Internet Freedom

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Members of 'Internet 2012' will hit the road next month to spread the word about bills they say could threaten free sharing of information online.
August 29, 2012 in Your Website
Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

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President Obama and Mitt Romney frequently suggest they're in touch with America's small enterprises. But often, they display a disconnect, Kelly K. Spors writes.
August 28, 2012 in Leadership
Making Apps for Political Junkies

Making Apps for Political Junkies

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The 2012 Presidential election is the first one where people are tethered to their smartphones, and this fact hasn't gone unnoticed by scores of app makers.
August 24, 2012 in Mobile
From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

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Entrepreneurs in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa are hoping for a boost as Republicans and Democrats gather for the political season's big events.
August 22, 2012 in Growing Your Business
How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

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A new generation of pollsters is taking advantage of social media to analyze and aggregate public opinion of candidates.
August 22, 2012 in Innovation
3 Companies That Are Making Politics Cool Again

3 Companies That Are Making Politics Cool Again

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High-tech political junkies are finding new ways to reach voters.
August 22, 2012 in Innovation
Health Care, Taxes Top Political Concerns for Small Business (Infographic)

Health Care, Taxes Top Political Concerns for Small Business (Infographic)

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As the Presidential campaign takes center stage, here's a look at the issues entrepreneurs care about the most.
August 21, 2012 in Tax Center
What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

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In choosing the conservative Congressman from Wisconsin, Mitt Romney makes a bold choice. But is it a good one?
August 13, 2012 in Money
Photos: 8 U.S. Presidents Who Started as Entrepreneurs

8 U.S. Presidents Who Started as Entrepreneurs

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Is a background in business essential to running the country? Here are several former presidents who transitioned from the boardroom to the Oval Office.
August 13, 2012 in Leadership
Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)

Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)

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Why success in the private sector doesn't necessarily translate into an effective leadership.
July 16, 2012 in Leadership
7 Reasons Small Business Supports Romney (Opinion)

7 Reasons Small Business Supports Romney (Opinion)

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Small-business owners overwhelmingly favor Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Here are seven reasons why.
June 12, 2012 in Money
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